Peggy Seely’s desire to become a published poet began when her uncle, a type-setter for the Times Leader newspaper in Wilkes-Barre, PA (her birth-place) printed one of her childhood poems: “The lovely Spring season is finally here,
the sky is so blue, so bright and clear...”etc.
Fortunately she began to read and read and read, thus learning from Robert Frost, Ted Kooser, Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Peter Meinke, Natasha Trethewey and many others.
Three quotes in particular have guided her evolution as a poet:
“Poetry begins when not only the reader but also the author starts wondering whether it is poetry.” Vera Pavlova
“Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.” Thomas Babington Macaulay
“Recipe for the upbringing of a poet: as much neurosis as the child can bear.” W. H. Auden
Wrestling the Ghosts
is an 88 page hand-sewn paperbook with spine. $16.00